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Essence of North India

124 Wicks Rd, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
+61 2 8065 5087
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“butter chicken” (14 reviews)
“paneer” (5 reviews)
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Indian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
124 Wicks Rd, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great food. Excellent service. I would recommend their Achari murg tikka in starters. Butter chicken is best in the city with a very authentic Indian taste. Had a great time.

1  Thank Rajesh P
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Authentic Indian food with great ambiance. I had Kadai Paneer and rice it was very tasty. Food arrived very quickly.

1  Thank Dushyant M
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Great food, service was fantastic. Had a large group there for dinner, and everything was perfect...

2  Thank deven2017
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We went here for dinner. In short, the food was really good! The ambience is 'ok', though it is nice and spacious. The service, however, was pretty uninspiring. Minimal eye contact, etc.

Thank mj1980
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Service was great, food was authentic, so delicious and quick. We were initially worried about the quality due to the extensive menu - so many options for vegetarians, pescatarians and non vegetarian. We worried for nothing! The Bengali fish curry was amazing and our all...More

2  Thank Tkmg
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great flavours, great service and relaxing atmosphere. Our fave Indian place for Friday night date night!

2  Thank Jane L
Reviewed 17 January 2017

One of the best Indian restaurants in Sydney. I love to come in with my friends or just solo at times. The food is just absolutely delicious. All the lamb dishes are my favourite and the Mixed Platter on entrees are the best. My friends...More

1  Thank ElisaTourneur
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Had a family get together and we were looking for something quick & easy. We were going to find a takeaway but after looking up local restaurants remembered that Essence was around the corner. Decided to just walk around & eat in as it was...More

Thank kerryh857
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This was my 5th time visiting the restaurant, after living in London over the past year and visiting 39 European countries this is hands down the best Indian restaurant in the world! P.s I am a vegetarian and the options are endless! Much love another...More

1  Thank Ella-LouiseBrett
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Staying at Lane Cove River Tourist Park we were so lucky to find this amazing place within a very short drive. This has to be the best Indian meal we have eaten since moving to Australia from England 12 years ago. They do the best...More

1  Thank Claire P
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8 May 2017|
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Response from George D | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant has it own car park
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 37
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Wicks Rd, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ryde  >  North Ryde
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8065 5087
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The Restaurant offers a perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two or a quite evening in with your friends, making you feel just at home.
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